So my renewed passport cost $75. It arrived last week and the color of my cheeks are changing back to rosy- Guatemala, here I come! This summer I’ve felt a little glum from the combo of the recession’s impact on my work influx and the summer swamp heat in NYC. Not fun. New York City […]
When backpacking- I accept that everything will be both, an adventure and culture shock. I want to experience the culture, meet the people and participate in the local lifestyle so I steer clear from big hotels. This means- anti-luxury, anti-porter, anti-hotel-ease. A complete 180 degree turn from my work trips! In addition to my packing list of essentials (read the my Essential list), I am now packing a home within a backpack, knowing there will be times I’m roughing it.
Traveling for work. When I’m traveling as part of a TV crew, both my work and travel tends to be physically demanding. My work entails hauling heavy camera equipment and flashpacking technology as an addition to my personal luggage. Thus, my first aim is to come back carrying less than what I take up. Thus, all personal items need to belong to one or more of the 4 categories: